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ERIC Number: EJ808534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1042-9670
Communication Skills and Undergraduate Psychiatry: A Description of an Innovative Approach to Prepare Australian Medical Students for Their Clinical Psychiatry Attachment
Couper, Jeremy; Hawthorne, Lesleyanne; Hawthorne, Graeme; Tan, Eng-Seong; Roberts, Alan
Academic Psychiatry, v29 n3 p297-300 Aug 2005
Objective: To address the increasing diversity in the linguistic and ethnic backgrounds of medical students at the University of Melbourne, a program was developed to prepare students for the particular challenges in cultural literacy and idiomatic English language proficiency, especially when exploring sensitive areas of patients' personal history. The authors outline the University of Melbourne program and present two case studies. Results: Post hoc confidential survey of students' appraisals of the program is presented. Conclusion: The survey found a high level of acceptance and approval among most students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia